The Women’s Movements in Morocco and Journalism

27 February 2019. From 18:30 | Workshop | French | IEMed, Barcelona
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Moroccan media, both traditional and digital, offer neither visibility nor support for feminist demands in Morocco.
Women have been fighting for their rights for a long time since the middle of the last century. For decades they struggled to achieve some milestones despite being completely absent from the Moroccan media and often came across a traditional society unprepared for a radical feminist discourse.
The Movement of 20 February 2011, which arose in the heat of the Arab Spring, led to a new awareness of Moroccans, who also took to the streets to demand a democracy that would bring more rights and justice to the women. But it soon became clear that for most men and for the PJD Islamist Party, winner of the 2012 election, the feminist fight was not a priority. In this context, Fedwa Misk created the Qandisha digital medium, which was active until 2016.
What visibility does feminism have in Morocco today? Can we talk about a new awareness of society to advance gender equality?



Xavier Giró

Professor Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Fedwa Misk

Founder Qandisha



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